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Pre-Conference Workshop

Language, Questioning and the Teacher-Child Relationship

Participants will spend the morning observing in Bank Street School for Children classrooms and will come together for a facilitated discussion and working lunch about the importance of language and the teacher-child relationship in every classroom. Topics may include: questioning techniques, racial literacy, assessment, and the teacher’s role during art activities and free play. Using observations from the morning and your own experiences as a frame of reference, the group will discuss practical ways of incorporating Democracy, Diversity, Dignity & Dewey into their own programs and classrooms.

Tentative Agenda:
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and introduction to observations
9:00 – 11:30  Observations in classrooms
                    Participants will spend time in 4/5, 5/6, and 6/7’s classrooms
                    and other School for Children learning environments
11:45 – 2pm  Lunch and facilitated discussion